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David Parker Smith, age 61, of Zeeland, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2019.  Dave was born on September 30, 1957, in Portage, to the late Billy and Virginia (Troxell) Smith.  He grew up in Kalamazoo and later moved to Grand Haven, where he graduated from high school. 

Dave had a passion for being outdoors. He enjoyed waterfowl hunting and riding dirt bikes.  He had a special love for his German shepherd, Nick.  Dave worked at Haworth as a powder coater for over twenty years. 

Survivors include his three children, Jessica (Mathew) Mercado, Justin (Jamie Nyhoff) Smith, and Jordan (Whitney) Smith; seven grandchildren; and sister, Vicki (Roger) Schuring.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Deborah Gettings; and his step-father, Richard Smith. 

Honoring his wishes, cremation has taken place. Private family services will be held at a later date.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Dave’s online guestbook or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. 


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  1. Vance Van Wieren on March 6, 2019 at 6:33 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Dave was a really good guy. May the Lord comfort his family and loved ones.

  2. Lana Barrington on March 6, 2019 at 6:51 pm

    Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family .
    David was a loving and caring dad for all 3 of his children , he also was a loving grandfather to he will be very deeply missed and were very sorry for your loss

  3. Wanda prins on March 6, 2019 at 9:53 pm

    So sorry for your loss!!! Hard working family man!! Loved his family! My deepest sympathies!

  4. Jenni and the Ring Family on March 7, 2019 at 3:36 pm

    David was smart and funny. He also had an amazing memory! Most of all, he loved his kids and grandchildren. He was so proud of you all! Wishing you peace and fond memories. Hugs from the Rings

  5. Jeff & Charlotte Goodell on March 11, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    We are so sorry for your families loss. He will be deeply missed. He was a great example of a father and grandfather. May God bring all of you peace during these difficult times.

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